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December 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier dies in Afghanistan

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, died in Afghanistan Monday when his unit was attacked with a roadside bomb. Williams, 25, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was serving in Kandahar province with JBLM’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He’d served in the Army since 2005. Williams deployed to Iraq as a rifleman from…

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November 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13 in Afghanistan. Battle, 25, served with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Kandahar province. He arrived in Afghanistan earlier this month, and the cause of his death is under investigation, according to a base official. Battle…

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October 16, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Suicide bomber killed Lewis-McChord soldier, congressman says

Spc. Brittany Gordon, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who deployed to southern Afghanistan, died Saturday in a suicide bombing attack, according to a spokesman for Rep. C.W. Bill Young, a Florida Republican who represents her hometown of St. Petersburg. Florida. The U.S. Army on Monday announced her death, disclosing only that she was killed by an…

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July 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier dies in Afghanistan

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier on his fifth tour of duty to a combat zone died on July 4th in Afghanistan. Staff. Sgt. Raul Guerra, 37, of Union City, N.J., was assigned the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, and arrived in Afghanistan in May. Guerra was assigned to Spin Boldak in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province….

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May 24, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died Wednesday from wounds he received in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldier, 2nd Lt. Travis Morgado, served with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry division. He is the fourth soldier from that brigade to die during a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan that began in December,…

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February 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Possible overseas stint canceled for 3,000 in N. Guard

Some 3,000 soldiers with the Washington National Guard are no longer on alert for a possible overseas deployment that was expected to take place in 2013. The leaders of the 81st Brigade Combat team recently learned that the unit’s alert had been canceled, and that troops are not being considered for a deployment, according to Capt….

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February 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Funeral Saturday at UW for Seattle Marine who was killed in Afghanistan

A public funeral service to honor the life of Sgt. William Stacey will be held at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall at 4 p.m., Saturday. Stacey, 23, a graduate of Roosevelt High School, was killed by a roadside bomb Jan. 31 while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. He was the son of…

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February 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Flags at half-staff Wednesday for Seattle Marine

The flags on all state government buildings will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, of Seattle. The Roosevelt High School graduate died in Afghanistan Jan. 31 from injuries he sustained from an improvised explosive device. Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency…

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February 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Marine from Seattle killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press A Marine sergeant killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan was a 2006 graduate of  Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. William Stacey, 23,  grew up in Seattle. The Defense Department announced Stacey’s death Wednesday. He died Tuesday in Helmand province. Stacey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment,…

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January 26, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

A combat brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord has suffered its first casualty during a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Killed by a bomb that went off while he was on foot patrol in Kandahar province was 1st Lt. David A. Johnson. The 24-year-old Johnson, a platoon leader on his first deployment to Afghanistan, died…

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